The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


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UNOPS operates in accordance with a strict legislative framework comprised of Directives and Instructions.

Directives are organization-wide policies that govern actions within UNOPS and its external relations. Instructions explain procedures and business processes for the implementation of Directives, as well as United Nations legislation applicable to UNOPS, while the Executive Director Principles set out the overarching principles and imperatives that underline and guide all UNOPS activities.

UNOPS is in the process of updating all of its Directives and Instructions. 

All revised UNOPS Directives and Instructions will be published at the beginning of April 2018.

Executive Office Directives and Instructions (coming soon)

Legislative Framework
Drafting and Promulgation Requirements for Directives and Instructions
Policy and process management

Organizational Principles and Governance Model
Organizational Structure 
Business Continuity
Delegation of Authority and Accountability Framework

Occupational Health & Safety and Social & Environment Management
Implementation of Three Levels of Requirements for Health & Safety and Social & Environmental Management
Reporting and Management of Health & Safety and Social & Environmental incidents

Financial Regulations and Rules

Operational Directives and Instructions (coming soon)

Strategy settings
Business planning

Finance and Asset Management
Internal Control
Statement of Investment Principles
Treasury and Cash Management
Budgeting and Internal Investment Management
Engagement Finance Management and Reporting
Fixed and Intangible Asset Management
Financial and Management Accounting and Reporting

Management of UNOPS Partners and Resulting Agreements
Project Management
Grant management
Design Review
Works contract management
Construction supervision
Quality management
Acceptance of Engagement Opportunities and Acceptance
Acceptance of Framework, Collaborative and Teaming Agreements

Value proposition and cost recovery model 
Engagement Costing and Pricing

Procurement Framework
Procurement Procedures
Vendor Sanctions

Human Resources, Ethics and Culture
Personnel Management Framework
Protection against retaliation for reporting misconduct and for cooperating with duly authorized audits or investigations
Financial Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Statements
Prohibition of accepting gifts, honours, decorations, favours or non-UN remuneration or benefits from governmental and non-governmental sources
External Activities & employment
Official Duty Travel

Legal Advisors and Legal Practice
Claims Reporting
Information Disclosure
Due diligence
Documents Management
Contracts and property committee members and duties
Contracts and property committee submissions and review

ICT and Digital systems management 
ICT governance
Security and access

Safety and Security
Safety and Security Management
Aviation Safety

Risk management
Enterprise Risk Management and Reporting

Internal audit and investigations Charter
Prevention of Fraud
Investigations into misconduct allegations against personnel

Publicity and use of the name, emblem and/or logo of UNOPS 
Social media guidance for UNOPS personnel 
Relations with the media 
Crisis communications